WinterFest - WINTER WALKING FESTIVAL
23rd – 25th Feb 2013
Glen Affric NNR
Programme of events (PDF) and Booking Form (PDF)
‘I am not out of myself but in myself. I am. To know being, this is the final grace accorded from the mountain’ (Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain)
WinterFest is back in poetic voice and, for 2013, returns home to Glen Affric. Let WinterFest bring the mountain to you – whether a seasoned hill walker, a mountain leader or someone just wanting to try their hand at winter walking.
There’s the chance to get up close and personal with the high Scottish tops; a day to try out new ice-axe and crampon skills (or refine old ones) and for 2013, we introduce ‘Snow Shelter Sunday’. From igloo to bivii, from snowhole to shovel up, this is a unique chance to get hands on with snow sheltering – offering a room with a view!
And the action doesn’t stop on the mountain, with a fun packed après WinterFest programme, with interesting talks and captivating images, gear demos and chat. You don’t need to be a walker to enjoy the evening environment. Rumour has it of a return appearance of the WinterFest pub quiz to test your knowledge of the Winter Hills and win a great prize donated by Tiso Outdoor Experience, Inverness.
If you are missing that essential item of kit, then worry not, as once again we partner with Tiso Outdoor Experience, who can supply a full range of winter kit to hire at special WinterFest rates.
We look forward to welcoming you to WinterFest 2013.